The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi, has assured adherence to the principle of transparency and fairness in the conduct of the 2022 Promotion Examination undertaken by senior officers of the Corps.
A statement on Wednesday by the Corps’ Public Relations Officer, DCC Olusola Odumosu, said that modalities are in place to ensure that officers qualified for promotion to the next ranks are not left uncatered for.
TheFact Daily reports that the CG intimated that promotion of senior officers in the Corps remains an exclusive preserve of the Civil Defence Correctional Fire Immigration Services Board, (CDCFIB), and based on performance evaluation, availability of vacancies, quota system among other considerations.
He maintained that under his watch, the era of junior officers getting promotion before their seniors was gone, and advised eligible officers sitting for the year 2022 promotion examination not to engage in any conduct that was inimical to the corporate image of the Corps, assuring that due process would be followed as always.
“I urge my officers to shun the habit of lobbying to get promotion through backdoors and other influential people”, Audi said, adding that the practice is not only uncalled for, but also gives the wrong impression that he is conducting arbitrary promotions and favouring selected few.
“The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola who doubles as the Chairman of the Board is solely committed to meritocracy, transparency, fairness and justice in the entire promotion process and nobody should expect less this time around”, he assured.
He also emphasised that, “promotion in the Public Service is by seniority amongst other requirements and we are going to uphold that”.
He further congratulated all eligible officers writing the promotion exams and wished them success.